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Pondering The Music Blog

I’m off-loading some recordings from the H2 onto the computer to use in a track I’m working on. Victoria is in the kitchen, cooking the Easter meal we’re going to have this evening with Michelle and possibly Katie. The house smells wonderful. I’d like to get into the Easter spirit, or whatever you call it, but it’s not my holiday. I’m happy to tinker around in here for the time being, and I’m more than happy to show up when the vittles are being served. I am a Chaney, after all.

I spent the last week or so trying to get the last of the songs for the Windhaven CD on their feet. If I can get them all balanced out this week, we’ll have six songs to add to the CD. It’s been exciting, really. Except for my old chestnut, “So Long John”, they’re all new songs. Three of them were written last week. The other two new ones are based upon old ideas, but are being put together for the first time, so they’re technically new. I have to admit that I’m rather surprised at the diversity of these songs. I can’t wait to get them out there.

Of course, Victoria and I have both made our peace that our friends and family are largely uninterested. That’s fine with us. We’re not doing this for them. We’re doing it for us. And for the people who might something of worth in these songs and what we’re trying to do with Windhaven. You can’t be discouraged by the lack of interest of those around you, because most often those closest to you can’t see the forest for the trees. Victoria and I know that we’re doing good work, and we know that eventually it will pay off. If nothing else, we have some great originals to play live.

I’ve largely abandoned my regular blog. There’s not much to talk about, because not much has changed where our financial situation is concerned. And since we really can’t afford to go anywhere, there’s nothing to write about. But I’m thinking of keeping a music blog here in the music section. I’ve always claimed that there was a blog here, but there never really has been. That’s going to change. I’m going to start chronicling the things we’re doing with Windhaven and with my solo music here. I’m going to keep a recording session blog, as well, putting down things about the songs we’re recording and mixing. I don’t know why, really. Maybe it seems to me that the only thing we have going on right now is with the music, and I think it should be chronicled. If these songs are anywhere near as strong as I think they are, they’re going to take on a life of their own. It’ll be fun to be able to look back on these days and think “that’s where it all began”, and reminisce about the days I spent in a warm, crowded room in Florida, hammering away at Windhaven’s first album and believing that somewhere on the other side of tomorrow, we might finally find our way.

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